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If there’s one lesson I’ve learned very quickly while living in South Africa, it’s that nothing in the States compares to… More

Calli Umipig University of Cape Town, South Africa

Views From the Top

Calli Umipig May 10, 2017

If there’s one lesson I’ve learned very quickly while living in South Africa, it’s that nothing in the States compares to here. Sure, things are similar and the name may be the same, but they are definitely NOT the same thing. My first experience was… More

Defining History

Calli Umipig April 10, 2017

Benjamin Franklin once said, “History will kind to me, for I intend to write it”. Victors and successors have always been the ones to write the history books and that is no different here in Cape Town. For decades during apartheid blacks, coloureds, and… More

Living in a Drought

Calli Umipig March 15, 2017

It seems like yesterday that I was lounging on my parents’ couch. I still lounge on the couch, but I do it with a view of Table Mountain and a palm tree in my front lawn. Cape Town, thus far, been a dream come true. Upon arriving, we were initially overwhelmed… More

If I Were on a Deserted Island

Calli Umipig February 24, 2017

As a college student, I’ve endured more icebreakers than I cared to participate in. Some are awkward, others are funny. Few are memorable, but they often achieve their goal of making an environment easier to adjust to. You may be wondering why I’m talking… More

Fees Must Fall

Emma S. October 19, 2016

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”  - Nelson Mandela As of late, I’ve been feeling as though my study abroad has been lacking in any actual studying. It’s been just over five weeks since I’ve last attended… More

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